playing writing along with Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop today & since I took a bit of an unintentional blogging break, I thought the prompt: A list of 10 reasons you do or do not drink coffee, was pretty perfect to jumpstart a post!
As a teen, when friends were first finding their java love (or working on their Joe Cool factor) and I wanted nothing to do with it (I thought coffee tasted like battery acid), they told me, "You'll get into it in college."
In college, working full time and carrying a full load of classes, I was asked, "Why don't you like coffee?" and "You don't like coffee?!?!" that included a 'you're crazy' look burned in my direction. Eventually, calm would return & they would shrug and say, "I'm sure you'll grow to like it."
After college, more people told me with all knowing glances, "You'll appreciate java after you have kids."
I had a kidlet. Still thought coffee tasted like battery acid. I was sticking to my Diet Dr.Peppers.
A few years later, I had another kidlet.
And after my second kidlet was a year old and some friends were making a Starbucks run, I finally asked how I could have some java and actually like it (without it being like dessert!....you know those coffee drinks, right?! or tasting like said battery acid).
She recommended a nonfat, sugar free vanilla latte.
And a new affair with java began.
And to keep in line with the actual writing prompt, "A list of 10 reasons you do or do not drink coffee.", here we go:
1) I have not successfully found a way to transfer kidlets excess of energy to myself.
2) I have two energetic kidlets and....see #1.
3) Liquid Stevia, unsweetened vanilla almond milk, and unsweetened coconut milk have become my friends.
4) Husband's uber strong black Folger's coffee (which he makes a full pot of in the morning before I'm up & I drink the leftovers...but, not usually until about noon, ice water rocks my boat before that. I know, I'm weird like that.) has made exceptionally good friends with my new friends. See #3.
5) On cold days, a hot cuppa java warms the icicle appendages extending from my hands.
6) I no longer feel socially inept when the java lingo starts buzzing around me (though I still have no idea what some of those java requests are once they get more than ten names to a drink).
7) Iced coffee made at home with a little nonfat milk & Splenda can make me mighty happy on a hot afternoon.
8) Coffee is more readily available than a preferred carbonated beverage as we do not wake sleeping husband without the promise of morning coffee.
9) Did I mention the super energetic kidlets?
10) Might I remind you again, of Reason #1. But, if you have figured out how to do that, please do share!
I still can't drink black coffee (due to that battery acid taste and all), but ever so thankful for ingredients that like to go for a swim in there. Oh yea, and Dana, thank you for helping me meet Java halfway across that tasty hot cuppa bridge!
So, are you a java drinker? Or is tea, chai, soda, or water more your style?